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sponsored by cbs this is the "cbs evening news." >> jeff: good evening, i'm jeff glor. they are the storms that don't seem to quit. torrential rains and powerful winds sweeping across northern california one more time. thousands are without power. and rising floodwaters are threatening many more. still it could have been much worse. carter evans is in sonoma tonight. >> reporter: this was the last punch in a weather system that's been pounding california for five days. and it was supposed to be the worst. the rains came with a vengence, high winds uprooted trees and overturned trucks near san francisco. to the east colder temperatures turned heavy rain into snow, saving the mountain town of truckee from the predicted flooding. california's wine country had also braced for the worst. >> the water was coming very fast and furious but the cole vert system that we've created was able to take that extra water and get it safely through town with jill techel says her town has spent more than $250 million over 20 years to protect the flood-prone city. for this storm it worked. >> that whole area o
>> jeff: tonight the nra debate, in the aftermath of newtown shooting the national rifle association said its policies are not too blame and tighter controls are not the answer. >> what we have though in this country are and in any country, a percentage of people who are frankly, either evil or crazy. >> jeff: margaret brennan has the latest. storms in the forecast for christmas day from blizzards to tornadoes. carter evans with what is happening across the country. a congressman goes public with his long battle against obesity. what he hopes his example will do for others. >> and a holiday classic that anyone can join. tony guida shows us a hallelujah chorus with a mass. ♪ ♪ captioning sponsored by cbs this is the "cbs evening news." >> jeff: good evening, everyone, i'm jeff glor. the company that calls itself the world's largest arms supplier says in three days it sold over three years worth of ar-15 ammunition magazines. the company brownell apologized on-line for delays in shipping the orders. the ar-15 the nation's most popular semiautomatic rifle similar to the
polygamist leader warren jeffs. wait until you see what they did when gary tuchman got on the scene an started asking questions. >>> well, his death shocked new york city. today the family of man shoved on the subway tracks and in to the path of an oncoming train gathered for his funeral a day after the suspect in the case was arraigned on second-degree murder charges. there's still, of course, questions of what exactly happened on that subway platform. this "the new york post" cover has become perhaps an enduring image of the tragedy showing the failed attempt to get out of the oncoming train. many that saw that asking why no one was able to get him off the tracks. the photographer took the picture, faced the most scrutiny and joins me now in a live prime tyke exclusive. i appreciate you being here. >> thank you for having me. >> before we start, you wanted us to make clear that we are not paying you for this interview. you did not request any money or would we pay for an interview. you wanted us to make that clear. >> correct. >> at what point did you realize something was going o
himself with it. captioning funded by cbs >>> welcome to "cbs this morning." i'm jeff glor with rebecca jarvis. huge winter storm is making its final stop in the northeast, after causing damage and travel problems coast to coast. >> more than 35 states have felt the power of the storm since it first hit california sunday. it's now blamed for at least 12 deaths, along with the snow it caused more than 40 tornadoes in the deep south, starting on christmas day, and this morning, northern areas of pennsylvania new york and new england have one to two feet of snow on the ground. nearly 500,000 utility customers have lost power. melina shop row is in new york. >> reporter: as the snow continues to fall authorities are urging motorists stay off of the roads. with about a foot of snow already on the ground we're seeing how big and powerful this snowstorm has been. from california to new york the fast-moving storm system that began over the weekend completed its cross-country trek in the northeast, enveloping state after state and heavy snow. >> that's pretty rough. the wet sno
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will go to jeff flock for that. jeff. jeff: as we speak, gm executives, that is who you are looking at right now, they are talking about the new chevy silverado. if you look at the pictures of this, there was a huge explosion as a new chevy silverado pickup was unveiled to the public. it is the number one selling vehicle for gm. this is where this thing went off. they set off an explosion down here. they are hoping for and explosion of sales. we talked to the president, for gm and he said even if we go off of it gm can still make money. we can flex and make a lot of money at fiscal cliff levels. we do not think that we need to. jeff: what do you do immediately >> we take a look at different car lines. we look at where the strength is and could be. then we look at the pent up demand. jeff: this is the silverado. they already have some kind of inventory. mark reuss said they have increased incentives. they are selling pickups. if we do not go off the cliff, they are extremely well-positioned. connell: jeff, thank you, as always. we will go back to washington for the speaker of the hou
, no word on his condition. >>> convicted polygmist warren jeff owe. >> there are more deputies around here now. used to be two at any given time. now there's 6. >> residents say the anxiety is ramping up as followers of warren jeff prepare for the end. >>> greater blue backpacks and pack them with essentials and be ready to go. >> the latest published revelations to be ready for a disastrous cleansing. >> former lbs member says he's heard it all before. >> it's just warren whipping them up into another frenzy. >> and when the end doesn't come, jeffs will still be right and blame his followers. >> so it's your fault it didn't happen. >> while the doom's day predictions come and go, the blind obedience could some day lead to tragedy. >> i have a brother in law who told me sister, if the profit told me to i'd slid your throat without thinking about it. always that fear that warren would see how far he could take them. >> former members say jeffs may have chosen december 23rd because it's joseph smith's birthday. smith was the founder of the mormon church. >>> wall street's winning streak cont
at one company has spiked because of the superstorm. jeff flock joining us from wisconsin with more. jeff: i have a unique ceo who is concerned about the fiscal cliff but at the same time is hiring like it is going out of style. the ceo of generous. look at what is coming off of the line. that is one of your own power units. it has become so much in demand because of sandy. >> these are products that have only been around ten years. only a 2.5% of u.s. households a huge opportunity for markets. jeff: you have hired 200 people additionally since sandy. >> we are bringing them on and running three ships in this facility today in response. jeff: look at the stock and walked me out here. i will see as much of this facility as i can, a 3,000 square foot facility. bird stock. you have doubled in value as a result of the hurricane. >> we did. people have started to understand the importance of backup power, with you are a homeowner or a business owner. >> this is the wind turned out backup power. this unit right here, let me take a look, people have said i don't want to be out of power every tim
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are posted from texas to indiana. all this during one of the busiest travel days of the year. jeff berardelli at our yamiami station has more. >> well, this is shaping up to be a very stormy week across the united states. now, the good news is during the day today at least it should be fairly quiet. there'll be a small storm in the eastern part of the country producing a little light rain to the south and a little light snow to the north, but the bigger issue is what happens on christmas day. across the southeast, we could be talking about a widespread severe weather outbreak and maybe numerous tornadoes anywhere you see the red here from the eastern parts of texas, mississippi, alabama, and georgia. and on the north side of the system, both good news and bad news, we may see a very white christmas in parts of oklahoma, arkansas, and missouri. but on wednesday it moves to the ohio valley, great lakes, and interior portions of the northeast with over a foot of snow and wind gusts. obviously this is a very big travel week. i'm meteorologist jeff beardelli for cbs news in miami. >>> now, to the
-year-old cape cod. >> reporter: jeff davis road out >> reporter: pretty lucky for a 45, 50-year-old cape cod. >> reporter: jeff davis road out sandy in his home on new jersey's long beach island. your house is in pretty good shape. you fared well. >> we were lucky, we were lucky. >> reporter: his house was saved by this wall of sand, part of a $16.8 million army corps of engineers project completed six months before sandy. >> they basically brought the waves to a stand still at this point. >> reporter: stew farrell is a coastal geologist who's examining how sand barriers stop rising water pushed ashore by the storm. >> in places where the projects had not been constructed, the damage was extensive and in some cases catastrophic. >> reporter: since 1986, the federal government helped new jersey pay $700 million to build sand walls as high as 22 feet. but some critics, including steve ellis of taxpayers for common sense, call it a beach bailout. >> what we need do is actually reorient the funding so that the majority of the cost is picked up by the localities rather than the feder
the sequest tration cuts should they kick. in despite jeff sessions's effort not on the table in an effort to negotiate closing the closing gap between revenue and spending. the u.s. department of agriculture that administers the program says the increase in snap participation in the 2008 to 2010 period of economic decline including the recent recession was consistent with the increase in the previous period of economic decline. but as the unemployment rate dropped the number of those participating in snap continues to rise. skeptics point to one key factor. >> a lot of people don't realize one of the provisions in the 2009 economic stimulus bill was to essentially evas rate the work requirement -- eviscerate the work requirements for food stamp. today in most state there is to requirement whatsoever to work in exchange for benefits. >> the usda maintains that the snap program has a workbe requirement for able-body adults who don't have dependents and it's up to the state to enforce specific guidelines. chris? >> chris: thank you. things were calmer today in the nation's newest right to wo
pregnancy to the public. those are some of the day's major stories. now, back to jeff. >> brown: and to egypt. within the last 24 hours the country has seen the worst violence since president mohamed morsi was elected in june. seven people were killed and more than 600 hurt during overnight clashes in cairo outside the presidential palace. we have a report from jonathan rugman of "independent television news." >> reporter: last year, they ousted a dictator. last night, they turned against one another. religious and secular egyptians fighting outside the palace of their first freely-elected president. after riot police gave up keeping the two warring sides apart. seven people were killed and hundreds were injured. both sides were armed with clubs, but eyewitnesses said the first gunfire came from president morsi's supporters. the president's opponents let off fireworks. but they say they won't back down until the president gives up sweeping new powers or resigns. this morning, the army moved in. not to mount a military coup, but to defend a president they would once have jailed f
'm jeff glor. the company that calls itself the world's largest arms supplier says in three days it sold over three years worth of ar-15 ammunition magazines. the company brownell apologized on-line for delays in shipping the orders. the ar-15 is the nation's most popular semiautomatic rifle, similar to the weapon used in the newtown shootings. in washington, meanwhile, the gun control debate ramped up. on "face the nation" bob schieffer spoke with national rifle association president david keane, the first time the toup has spoken since making a statement on friday. >> scheiffer: when you came on television at this news conference friday you seemed to blame the mentally ill. you seemed to blame hollywood. you seemed to blame the media, the video game manufacturers. you did not seem to think that your policies have had anything at all to do with this. o> well, we don't think they eave. >> scheiffer: you see no responsibility. >> you know, we're living in a country, a free country which ntryle have a right to exercise their second amendment rights. we're living in a country where in the l
of them by car. meteorologist jeff beradelli at our miami station wfor joins us. the next couple of days could affect travelers, could affect shoppers. what kind of weather are we going to see across the country? >> reporter: jim, it's mainly good news. it's pretty quiet across most of the united states right now, with the exception of the west coast. we have a big storm slamming into there. now tomorrow is going to be pretty quiet also across the united states, so travelers shouldn't have too much to worry about. as we head into christmas eve, a small storm is going to be across the southeast that will produce some light rain there, and maybe some snow on the northern edge through the ohio valley into pennsylvania maybe eventually new york city late on christmas eve night. >> axelrod: who will see a white christmas? >> it looks like the folks around new york area, will see a little snow and then a bigger storm will brew in places like oklahoma and texas during the day on christmas. we could be talking about substantial snowfall. >> axelrod: jeff, thank you so much. it's nine days now un
's jeff cutmore is live in london for us. man, the bad news keeps coming out of citi. >> it is staggering. i thought for the benefit of this conversation i'd just have a look at the population of some u.s. cities and towns and in flint, michigan, they come in at over 100,000 here. and west palm beach, florida, just over 100,000. and that's basically less than citigroup have laid off since the financial crisis. 96,500 jobs gone at various units across the business, up to to 2011. and now they're adding on top of that another 11,000 across various businesses here. just try to save the company about $1 billion. that is just quite remarkable when you put it up against the size of flint, michigan. moving you all, i want to talk about apple here. shocking day in the market for them yesterday. the worst decline in four years for this stock. they are now officially once again in bad territory with a 23% decline from the all time high on the share price. the market getting a little nervous about competition particularly in the china market. is it possible that nokia may have a crowd pleaser in the
, will take on the same sex marriage issue. this was just announced. straight to jeff toobin with us here. we have been waiting for this development. this is a big deal. >> this is a major event in american history. not just in supreme court history. the supreme court is not just going to decide whether the defense of marriage act is constitutional, they are also going to decide whether proposition 8 in california, that case, whether the ban on same sex marriage there is unconstitutional. and that could affect all 50 states. so there is at least the potential that by the end of june, all 50 states will be ordered to have same sex marriage. there is a long way between here and there, but that is now a possibility. >> what is so interesting about this, this is not just about the marriage issue, so much as it is an equal protection issue because so many people have been denied benefits under federal law. >> that's the defense of marriage act case. what the defense of marriage act case, what the law says, passed in 1996, signed into law by president clinton, that law says that the federal governm
only one viewpoint on that same subject matter. >> jeff, what about that? is this a first amendment issue? >> this is actually a hard case, i think, because it is true that physicians or anyone else can express any kind of opinion they want about homosexuality but it's also true that the state of california can regulate the practice of medicine, including telling doctors and any kind of care providers you can't mislead, give advice that will hurt patients. they can't prescribe laetrile to cure cancer because that doesn't work. what the state of california tried to do here is say that this kind of therapy is harmful, especially to children, and we as the state can stop it. that i think is close to legal, but it is also true that physicians and therapists do have certain rights to express their opinion about what works and what doesn't, and the judge tried to navigate between the two of those. >> but is this ruling, jeff, by the judge, the law, does it stop a therapist from speaking out against -- i mean, if they want to go on television and say being gay is bad or you know, against r
was not removed proper plea because of the manner in which she left the hospital. i'm joined by jeff gold a former prosecutor, and deborah lum. jeff, what do we need to know about this legally? >> why did they do it and why are they talking to the police. the mom talked to hispanic radio. the dad gave a talk on a radio show. why aren't they talking to the police and quelling the fears that the child is okay. the dad said i'm speaking to my wife and daughter now, they are fine when he spoke to the today show. why not let the police speak to the mother and find out if the daughter is okay. they skipped out the day before they were supposed to be released. the child was supposed to be released. why was that? let's find some answers now the. martha: deborah, one of the big issues here obviously is parent alrights, this is your child. they voluntarily brought her to be treated at this medical facility. but you also have the issue of the prior infection and whether or not the parents are serving this girl or whether they in anyway are endangering here. >> just quickly to speak to what jeff just spoke ab
what led to this massacre.acre. jeff gore is inlor is in newtown, connecticut, where two victims were laid to rest monday morning. >> reporter: good morning to you and good morning to your viewers in the west.n connecticu one week this week will be full of funerals and wakes. friday's in connecticut on monday the first two funerals were held for the victims of friday's 6-year-old shooting, 6-year-old noah pozner 6- and 6-year-old jack pinto. the state's and lieutenant ed one of th governor each attended one of you try their services. >> you try to feel their pain but you can't. some you try to find some words that you hope will be adequate knowing they'll be inadequate see and you see little coffins and your heart has to ache. >> reporte >> reporter: that heart ache will continue over the coming day days, as more funerals take place and as the holidays oach. approach.iddle in the middle of town here an ev ever growing memorial has become who a site for those who want to pay their respects of >> because i'm a dad of four en four beautiful children, four daug daughters
texas to indiana. all this during one of the busiest travel days of the year. jeff at our miami station has more. >> well, this is shaping up to be a very stormy week across the united states. now, the good news is during the day today at least it should be fairly quiet. there'll be a small storm in the eastern part of the country producing a little light rain to the south and snow to north. the bigger issue is what happens on christmas day. across the southeast, we could be talking about a widespread severe weather outbreak and maybe numerous tornadoes nebras anywhere you see red from the eastern part of texas, mississippi, and georgia. on the good side we may see snow here. but on wednesday it moves to the great lakes where we could see over a foot of snow and wind gusts. obviously this is a very big travel week. >>> now, to the debate over gun control. the national rifle association says the best way to prevent school shootings like the one in newtown, connecticut, is to put an armed police officer in every school. tara mergener with more. good morning. >> good morning. it's a contro
ground but jeff hyping. the -- overhyping. the more they make the threat real the more leverage administration will have. >> at next week syria conference the pentagon realizes it may be asked to fill the vacuum after assad goes and is worried that the newly chosen opposition military command structure is filled with commanders tied to the muslim brotherhood. john? >> john: jennifer griffin at the pentagon tonight. thanks so much. fox news just learned by the way secretary of state hillary clinton will be testifying before the house foreign affairs committee on benghazi. that likely will happen before the end of the president's current term. >>> snow may be slowing north korea preparation for another rocket launch. south korean report that the north mounted all three stages of the vehicle may not have been accurate. satellite images indicate that the north could still be ready by monday. for what it says is the launch of a satellite. the west says it's not a satellite at all. just cover for testing missile technology. still ahead, remembering the glory days of america's manned s
from new york is clinical psychologist jeff gardere. great to have you back. someone said that about newtown, it is a town with ptsd. >> yes. >> i say we're a country right now with ptsd. >> absolutely. everyone is feeling this. when you look at hurricane sandy and what happened in newtown, these were the grinches that stole christmas. a lot of people don't even realize that christmas is on tuesday. they're just oblivious. we don't see a lot of decorations. people really are grieving, don. >> i said a moment ago this is having a broader effect. how significant are those effects? you told us earlier about a group of parents in new york that you spoke to who were just weeping over this. >> absolutely. everyone i know has been affected. they still have not been able to come back from it. and they're still processing because they don't know what happened. and with this shooter taking his life and taking his mom's life, they feel that they've been cheated out of any kind of justice or understanding what happened. >> one of the young girls who died in newtown is emilie parker. her family i
. let's go to sky chopper 13. captain jeff long is on the scene with more. >> good evening. this could be a good sign. steel plates going down over the hole where they have been working on this water main break struck by contractors earlier. and 2600 homes and businesses are currently being affected with a loss of water right now in this area. now, the boundaries -- this is in east baltimore. east baltimore street to the north. marek boulevard to the east. delville to the south and quentin on the west side. and for a couple hours they should be affected. reporting live from chopper 13, captain jeff long. back to you. >> thank you. we will bring you more information as it becomes available. >>> after weeks of deadlock, there are signs of fiscal cliff deal may finally be getting close. danielle nottingham reports for wjz with more on president obama's latest counteroffer to prevent year end tax hikes for middle class americans. >> house speaker john boehner met with fellow republicans this morning to discuss president obama's fiscal cliff proposal. the speaker also began work on a so-cal
ruled that lynn could legally take aris back to scotland despite her father's objection. jeff is a u.s. army sergeant that served in afghanistan. he says aris shouldn't be with her mother because lynn has a drinking problem. >> personally i don't think that somebody with an issue, an alcohol issue like that, can take care of a child. you know, definitely on their own. >> reporter: as evidenced jeff points to this 2010 police video where lynn was charged with disorderly conduct. but lynn says it was an isolated incident after a night out. >> i had too much to drink, and i apologized to the court, you know, when i was taken to court. that's no reflection on me as a mother. i wasn't drunk in charge of my child. >> reporter: it's a classic he-said-she-said. >> i believe he set me up. >> reporter: lynn accuses jeff of unwanted controlling behavior, including a plot to get her deported. >> he called the police on me on the 24th of december, christmas eve, and i was removed from the house. i was taken to jail. >> reporter: something jeff denies. >> how could i get her deported? how is that
issue like that, can take care of a child. definitely on their own. >> reporter: as evidence, jeff points to this 2010 police video where lynn was charged with disorderly conduct. but lynn says it was an isolated incident after a night out. >> i had too much to drink and i apologized to the court when i was taken to court. that's not a reflection on me as a mother. i wasn't drunk and in charge of my child. >> reporter: it is a classic he said/she said. >> i believe he set me up. >> reporter: lynn accuses jeff of unwanted controlling behavior including a plot to get her deported. >> he told the police on me, on the 24th of december, christmas eve, and i was removed from the house. i was taken to jail. >> reporter: something jeff denies. >> how could i get her deported? how is that even possible? >> reporter: telling a totally different story. >> i woke up with her standing over me with a knife. >> reporter: so why would the supreme court get involved? there is a treaty called the hague convention that says a child in the middle of an international custody battle goes to the country
director for the national,or for the reform of marijuana laws. oregon senator jeff merkley, heidi ewing, and rachel grady will be joining us. steve satich, ohio congressman, steve latourette, and ambassador nick burns are our guests this morning. it's thursday, december 6th, and "starting point" begins right now. >>> welcome, everybody. our starting point this morning, some major developments to tell you about in egypt, after angry protests against political moves by the president, mohamed morsi, have turned deadly. tanks, armored personnel vehicles, all stationed outside the presidential analysis cairo. not only are they guarding the palace, they're also keeping apart supporters and opponents of morsi. hundreds of his islamist supporters already taking to the streets in cairo this morning. opponents are gathering not very far away. last night the two sides clashed right outside the palace. the violence killed at least five people. hundreds of other people were injured. opponents are demanding that morsi dial back on those sweeping powers that he has granted himself. cnn's reza sayah is
on fire. there have been no injuries reported but it is leaving the automaker with a black eye. jeff flock in chicago with the details you need to know. jeff: level vehicle has caught fire in a couple cases. at least a dozen fires, ford a skate and ford fusion, the focus, not so much the vehicle but the engine, the 1.6 ego boost engine. most of the recalls have been of the escape. that is a huge car for ford, and they unveiled it at the l.a. auto show. it is the second best seller of any car, the ford f-series truck, sold 20,000 escapes last month that 73,000 have been recalled. here is the scary part. it is an important engine but in addition to if your hot engine llght comes on, you pull over and get out of the vehicle the scary part for the company is they do not have a fix for of this. they're giving anyone who brings their car in for the recall a freeloader but at this point they do not know what the problem is. ford stock down today and gm's stock down on reports of bigger inventories of the gm trucks than they thought so not a good day for the automakers but a particularly bad day f
are dropping to near record lows. jeff flock is down by the river with more on this. jeff? >> how low can it go, melissa? this is a river gauge. take a look where it is right now. i was at a flood in this town in phebse, illinois and that was used. look where the river is now? nowhere near the gauge. marty, run with me. look at this boat. if you can't tell how low this water is, that boat you see out there, that is army corps of engineers right now. they're doing sounding because there are river boulders or what they call river pinnacles. >> rock pinnacles, that's correct. >> they're sticking up and making this un 1/2 dpabl. -- unnavigable. >> when the water goes up the pinnacles are past the bridge. >> this is huge estuary for shipping from diesel to fertilizer, to grain moves up and down this. this is what we're talking about right there, marty? marty is with aep river operations. they run barges up and down here. those are what they called rock pinnacles? >> that's correct. those will extend clear out into the channel past the bridge pier. that is what the corps is trying to get removed. >>
. a looming fiscal cliff and what are we hearing? as jeff sessions says -- >> a lot of flimflam. >> flimflam. we told you last night that tim geithner hopscotched his way down pennsylvania avenue to bring the president's proposal from the white house to capitol hill and instead of offering compromise, he leapt to the extreme. his plan taxes $1.6 trillion of taxes. higher tax rates on people, families making more than $250,000 as well as closing loopholes, limiting deductions, raising the estate tax rate and increasing the taxes on capital gains and dividends and the plan spends nearly $200 billion. another stimulus package of 50 billion. an extension of unemployment benefits around 30 billion and an extension of the payroll tax cut estimated at about $114 billion. but the geithner plan didn't cut spending. in run for that, the president offers $400 billion of cuts and toe, john boehner basically said go fish. >> was not a serious proposal. and so, right now, we're almost nowhere. >> just when we needed someone to not say hey, mom, he was nasty. so i can be, too. boehner, like geithner, leapt
couples that brought this case ultimately, chris and sandy, and paul and jeff, simply wanted the right to be able to marry the person that they love, and for their families to have the same recognition as their neighbors, and that's why this case is so simple. i do believe it was the right time, and i am confident, i am optimistic that once the court hears this case and sees the evidence that was preblted at trial, that as they have so many times in our nation's past, will come down on the side of freedom and equality. >> it's clearly where the american people are in terms of all the polling. the country has moved on. it's accepted. gay marriage is -- >> no question. >> same-sex marriage is simply an accepted fact of life, and so many families across the country. yet, the risk is that this could become illegal. what happens to all of these couples? what happens to their rights? >> look. at the end of the day, again, i'm optimistic we'll win this case. as we did in the lower court and by a judge who was first appointed by ronald reagan and then later by george bush. and then won at the
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